How to Make a Floral Fascinatorcomments (10) June 10th, 2009
Here's a fun little piece that you can whip up to wear on your wedding day. It's inspired by the fascinators I've been seeing around, but I used an elastic hair band instead of a hair comb to ensure that the flowers would stay in place.
What You'll Need:
- 2 diffferent types of small silk flowers (Look for those sold in bushels at the craft store instead of the ones in the wedding aisle, which often are overpriced and look kind of cheap. You'll have much more selection in the stems/bushel section). You want to get something that has nice looking leaves, and sometimes the nice flowers and leaves aren't on the same stem-- so keep in mind that you may have to buy flowers you won't use in order to pilfer the leaves.
- 1 yard of sheer organdy ribbon- width is up to you (mine was 1 1/2" wide)
- Elastic hairband in a color thats close to your hair color
- Small piece of wool felt
- needle and thread
- glass pearls (optional)
Now it's time to deconstruct the flowers. Pull each flower off of it's stem, keeping petals intact. Remove the green cup of leaves on the bottom of the flower.
If you run out of smaller flowers, remember that you can also take off some of the bottom layers of larger flowers in your bushel. Once you're finished gathering your flowers, pull out several leaves and clip them from their stems to separate them.
Cut a piece of wool felt in the desired shape for your fascinator.
Note-you might want to cut 2 same shape pieces from the wool felt at this point, in case you'd like to use one for the backing. (This is something I thought of after I had made the project!)
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery